Faculty Advisor

Sisson, Richard D.

Abstract

An analysis of the cleaning solutions and methods utilized on steel has been conducted. The effectiveness and environmental impact of these cleaning solutions and methods has been analyzed. One found that most volatile organic compounds have a negative impact on the environment and humans. There are many effective and non toxic cleaning methods that should be employed. These methods include soy methyl ester solvents, carbon dioxide dry ice cleaning, carbon dioxide snow cleaning and supercritical carbon dioxide fluid cleaning.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2007

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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